Flu Season Ramping Up, Doctors WarnChristmas carols and jingling bells aren't the only sounds filling the air this time of year. Symphonies of sneezes and choirs of coughs mean the holiday season has brought cold and flu season along with it.
Widespread Flu Infections Claim 7 Lives In IllinoisUp to 122 people have been admitted to the intensive care units at Illinois hospitals for treatment of the flu. Seven of those people died.
CDC Says Flu Season Has Reached EpidemicThe flu season is far from over, and as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared this season an epidemic, physicians were urging people to take precautions against the flu virus.
Early, Hard-Hitting Start For Flu Season This YearExperts were predicting a longer and stronger flu season this year.
HHS Secretary: Get A Flu Shot NowU.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is encouraging people to get their flu shots and leading by example.